Earth on track for mass extinction? 20% of migratory animals at risk
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A new report from the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals warns that 22% of migratory species are at risk of extinction and almost half are declining in numbers. The main threats to these species are overexploitation and habitat loss, both caused by human activity. Migratory species play a crucial role in maintaining ecosystems and provide various benefits.
'Today's report clearly shows us that unsustainable human activities are jeopardizing the future of migratory species,' said Inger Andersen, executive director of the UN Environment Programme.
The report relied on contributions from institutions like BirdLife International and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to identify the endangered migratory species. Out of 1,189 animal species recognized as needing international protection, 260 are migratory species.
Out of 1,189 animal species recognized by CMS as needing international protection, 260 species are migratory.
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